The Inn at Newport Ranch
"I start by being the compassionate listener; I find out what ideas my clients have. What are their budget needs? I assess the architectural plans and make sure I understand how they will be utilizing their spaces. I put on my psychologist hat and decipher their combined desires. Hopefully they have gathered some pictures and samples of what thrills them - so I can marry their visions as greater than the sum of the parts - a WHOLE!
I then contemplate their ideas. I find my ideas roll in and I eventually come up with a "vision" for their project. I share this with them through drawings of floor plans, elevations, and photos. I put together items to acquire a full color scheme, this includes paint, fabrics, tile, textures, furniture, light fixtures, and everything that exemplifies what I have in mind."
-- Robin Cannell Baker